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Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 23, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Not counting the 15-minute get-together on Jan. 9, this was the first substantial regular meeting of councillors since before Christmas, and they were in a debating mood.But first things first…. Community Futures…
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Dec. 13, 2023 meeting (continued) Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public works in Calling Lake Public Works Director Cyndi Taron’s report for council had a few items from Calling Lake that stood out. One had to do with the seniors’ emergency…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

January 15, 2024 meeting Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The M.D. started the meeting as a committee of the whole. At these meetings, council hears reports, discusses them, but puts them over to a regular council meeting for decisions. Sewer grinder…
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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Dec. 13, 2023 meeting was held at council chambers in Wabasca. All 11 councillors were present (as of 10:06 a.m.). So were seven M.D. department managers and the recording secretary.Council approved an amended version of…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 9, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town council eased back into action with a first meeting of 2024 that couldn’t have lasted much more than a quarter of an hour – the open portion of it, at least.The…
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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Nov. 29 meeting was held in council chambers in Wabasca, with all 11 council members present. The following seven items were late additions to the agenda: Christmas festival, a donation request from a volleyball club,…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Dec. 20, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Getting onto the same page, re: South Shore sewer South Shore resident Barry Massell appeared as a delegate and read a prepared statement for council on various aspects of the M.D.’s program…
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Dec. 19, 2023 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Request to name a street Brian Persson spoke to council on behalf of his family, on the subject of their late father Emil Persson. The family would like a street in Slave Lake…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Dec. 12 meeting lasted one hour and 48 minutes and started off with presentations from two delegations. Five councillors were present, with councillors Ali Mouallem and Steve Adams absent. Children’s Resource Council This High Prairie…
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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Dec. 13, 2023 meeting saw Councillor Sandra Melzer attending remotely for the second meeting in a row. The open portion of the meeting was quite brief – not much more than an hour-and-a-half, after which…
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Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s Nov. 15 regular meeting was held at council chambers in Wabasca, with all members of council present. Added to the agenda at the start of the meeting were the following items: Wabasca Desmarais Housing issue, Santas…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Dec. 5, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Swearing in Council’s Dec. 5 meeting began with the swearing in of its newest member, Andrew Achoba. Achoba was elected in the Nov. 28 byelection. Doing the swearing-in honours was Braeden Reynolds of…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Dec. 6, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ATCO, on hazard reduction, etc. ATCO Electric sent three reps to the meeting to answer questions from councillors – mainly about the company’s hazard-reduction program along power lines. The main issue that had…
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Nov. 29, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council chambers were overflowing with people – mainly there for a public hearing due to start at 10:15 a.m. To kill a quarter hour, council dealt with a couple of Brad Pearson…
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Oct. 24, 2023 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Oct. 24 meeting was held at the community hall in Chipewyan Lake, with Reeve Marshall Auger and nine of the 10 councillors present. Leo Alook missed the meeting. Four items were…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Nov. 21 meeting was notable for three things: it was chaired by deputy mayor Shawn Gramlich, Calvin Couturier was sitting in the CAO’s seat, and it only lasted 15 minutes. That might (or might not)…